Saturday, 22 November 2008

Side Door, Lincoln Cathedral

Another painting for my exhibition.

Side Door, Lincoln Cathedral

Watercolour on watercolour paper, 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"

This door is tucked away on the south side of the cathedral. I'm really pleased with this painting. I think I've made it interesting, but not overwhelmed it with detail. In fact a lot of the detail is merely suggested.


C. L. DeMedeiros said...


Anonymous said...

Do you draw from life or photos. I have tried drawing buildings, particularly churches, they are really difficult. I love the colours used here and the fact it is not too full of detail. Its really lovely painting, sure this one will sell.

Unknown said...

Thanks C.L.DeMedeiros

Hi Carolann.
For this seies of paintings, I am using photos and sketches made at the cathedral. It's not really practical for me to keep visiting the cathedral to paint. Also, I prefer the studio (or as in my case the kitchen) to work on my paintings (no curious onlookers).

Amy Lilley Designs said...

Very beautiful...reminds me of where I went to High School in Manhattan...tucked right in the middle of NYC, high on a hill, we called it the Castle...Music and Art...the colors and the clean..

Live, Love, Laugh, Write! said...

Wow - you did a fantastic job with this! I love the colors :)

Rita T. said...

These are really nice.

Over The Top Aprons said...

Very beautiful work!

Marian Fortunati said...

How in the world do you manage to get those gorgeous colors and the details??
Beautiful work, John.
By the way... You've been tagged. I hope you don't mind. Check out my blog for the "rules" of the game.

Kerrie Slade said...

Wonderful work John and it's so nice to see paintings of places I am familiar with :)

Unknown said...

Thanks Amy. Hope those schoolday memories are happy ones!

Thanks Rose, Rita and Over the Top.

Thanks Marian. I actually use a fairly limited range of colours. When I get chance, I will do a post what colours I use. Thanks for the tag. I'll check it out.

Thanks Kerrie. By the way, I see your from Mansfield, just up the road from me in Nottingham.

Babette said...

I love your paintings. It's beautiful!